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Katy ISD School Bond Package Could Yield $84M for Tech Upgrades

If voters approve the $840.6 million bond package in November, it would be the largest in district history.

Three students sitting at a table in front of a teacher using tablets.
Students use tablets in school.
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The Katy Independent School District school board on Monday, July 31, approved the largest bond package recommendation in district history. With the board’s approval, the $840.6 million bond proposal will go before voters in the Nov. 7 election.

By law, school bonds must be broken down into smaller propositions, with each proposition having its own spot on the ballot.

Proposition B, at about $84 million, would be for districtwide classroom and campus technology upgrades.

The proposed bond would create another 4,490 classroom seats over the next three years, bond committee documents state.

If the bond fails to pass with voters, it will result in the overcrowding of students, potential construction inflation, possible increased interest rates and will place additional pressure on the district’s general operating fund, according to the documents.

The requested bond is the highest in Katy ISD’s history. The previous record was the 2014 bond, which totaled $748 million. The most recent school bond was in 2021 in the amount of $676 million.

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